LONDON — Lexus is setting out to revolutionize how luxury cars are built, with a new line of luxury vehicles to go into production starting in 2020, the company said Thursday.
The GT is Lexus’ flagship sedan.
It is designed to deliver performance and durability that will compete with luxury offerings from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, and has a range of options and styling that is the company’s most distinctive feature.
It is expected to be Lexus’s flagship model for more than a decade.
Its success will be the biggest challenge for Mercedes- and BMW-based luxury brands in the U.S. as they attempt to win back consumers and market share lost to luxury brands like BMW and Audi, said Matt Kucharski, president and CEO of Lexus North America.
“With its innovative design, the new GT is designed with luxury in mind,” Kucharskis statement said.
“Our focus is to provide customers with the performance, style and quality that is expected from Lexus, as well as with a premium that will set a new standard for luxury in the luxury segment.”
The next-generation GT model, to be produced in 2018, will have a body that is about as wide as a Lexus LFA sedan.
Lexus said the new vehicle will be smaller and lighter than the current model, but will be more than twice the size and weight.
It will also feature more space for passengers.
“The GT model will be a truly global destination,” Kaurakis statement said, citing the car’s location in the Middle East and Asia.
“This is a vehicle for people from all walks of life, and we are committed to ensuring the GT model is a luxury vehicle that everyone can be proud of.”
A Lexus spokesman said the company will introduce at least two new models each year.
One is a premium version of the GT, with more room and options for passengers, and the other is a mid-size sedan that can be used as a daily driver or commuter.
The new GT will be available in five colors: red, gold, blue, black and silver.
It comes in a range that ranges from 4,700 to 5,700 euros ($5,500 to $6,000), and will come with a starting price of 3,800 euros ($4,100 to $5,400).
The GT will also be offered in three versions: sedan, compact and sport sedan.
The next generation Lexus GS model is expected in 2020.
Lexuses mainstay compact car is also getting a refresh.
The GS is a hatchback sedan that is powered by a 2.0-liter twin turbo inline-four engine, which produces 268 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque.
It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 185 mph.
It has a base price of 2,600 euros ($2,850 to $3,000).
The new Lexus luxury models will be powered by the same 2.5-liter inline-six engine.
It produces 273 horsepower and 282 pound-fours torque.
The GS model comes in three colors: black, white and gold.
The GFS, which is the GLS and GS models combined, will come in two colors: silver and black.
It features a base prices of 2.50 euros ($3.50 to $4.50) and starts at 2,500 euros ($1,400 to $2,500).
The GFS will be offered from 2019 to 2024, with the GS model beginning in 2021.
The Lexus LS model, which the company is known for, is the luxury version of Lexuses flagship sedan, the LS.
It’s powered by an all-new 3.6-liter V6 turbocharged engine.
The LS is a compact crossover that can go up to 62 mph in 7.7 seconds and reach a top velocity of 210 mph.
The car can go for up to 90 kilometers per hour on a straight-line and reaches a top acceleration of 4,200 kilometers per minute.
The company has not yet announced pricing for the new models.